Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Jockey Review and Contest!


Confession time: I love shapewear.

Okay, maybe that's not much of a confession. After all, I like to joke that I am Southern, and Therefore I Girdle. Even so, shapewear sometimes feels like a dirty little secret, all bandage-y and quite possibly the opposite of sexy.

So, with my love of shapewear out in the open, it should come as no surprise that when I was approached to review the new line of shapewear in Rachel Zoe's "Major Must Haves" from Jockey line, I leaped at the chance to try it. Sure, Rachel Zoe is super slim herself, but she dresses women every day and I love her personal style, and I was dying to check out her "Major Must Haves" from Jockey. Who better than a stylist to the stars to understand that you can be wearing a high end couture gown, but what really matters is what you have on underneath it. Do you know what I mean?

Unpacking my new goodies, my magpie eye was immediately caught by the cute patterns and colors on the underwear. I was especially charmed by the diamond print on the bikinis. But let me cut to the chase: you are going to want to get yourself about a dozen pairs of the Microfiber Boyshorts. YOU GUYS. These are not only adorable, they are made from the most magically thin and silky material, they stay put, and they don’t pinch my, ah, soft spots. UNDERWEAR TRIFECTA.

But you really want to hear about the shapewear, right? I received the Strappy Tank, the Tummy Short, and the Slip Shaper. The Strappy Tank was very similar to a Yummie Tummie® tank, soft cotton at the top and bottom, with a wide control panel that smoothes the waist and torso. The Tummy Short is more like traditional shapewear, but in a nice soft-to-the-touch cotton finish. I felt like I could have sized down to get more control, but this would be a great option for someone who just wants light smoothing.


In this picture I have on both the Strappy Tank and the Boyshorts.

My favorite product by far is the Slip Shaper. I have never found a shapewear slip that I liked. They either catch on fabric, causing it to ride up, or the slip itself inches up and ends up in a roll around my waist. Not cute, y’all. This slip has this sticky gel substance around the bottom of the inside hem. At first I was a little wary of it, but it truly makes it stay put and made me fall in love with this slip.

Overall, I was very impressed with this new line from Jockey, especially since the price points are so much more reasonable than some other lines. Rachel Zoe’s “Major Must Haves” from Jockey are available now in major retailers, Jockey outlet stores, and on Jockey.com. I'll be stocking up on those boyshorts for sure!

Was there ever a time you wish you had been wearing shapewear but you weren't? Tell me about it in the comments below and you will be automatically entered for a chance to win a $100 Jockey Gift Card from BlogHer!

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85 comments:

  1. I've recently tried shapewear, and it was really uncomfortable. Would love to try some of these options. I have some dresses, that need it!

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  2. I definitely wish I was wearing shapewear today in the Kohl's dressing room. I was trying on a really cute ponte-knit dress, but it did not look cute sans-shapewear. I had to pass it up because I didn't know if it would work for me.

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  3. Here's my tweet! http://twitter.com/MixedupBek/status/266237313699442688

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  4. I kind of wish I could be wearing shapewear everyday? I love microfiber underthings so I need to check these out.

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  5. I am always on the lookout for a great slip! I would love to try her's out.

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  6. After the lunch I just had I could use some shapewear for sure! Hook it up please!

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  7. On my wedding day of all days! I didn't need anything for my actual wedding dress, but I then changed into a more casual dress later on and saw some pretty unflattering pictures of my belly :(
    ~Allyson
    sonnyrae (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  8. I just decided I wanted to try boy shorts, these seem like a great place to start!

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  9. I need all the help I can get! ~ Neesie

    d1m1turner(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I wish I was wearing shapewear the whole year after giving birth. I didn't lose the weight very easily.

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  11. ooooh shape wear - yes please!

    roseyday(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Need me some shapewear! I've never had anything Rachel Zoe and would love to try out some of her stuff!!

    4(dot)march(dot)2011(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Looking back at photos from a family reunion this past summer, I really wish I had been wearing shapewear!

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  14. Every time I see a photo of myself when I'm not wearing shapewear, I wish I'd worn it. I'm intrigued by this slip--I have always had the rolling-up problem, too!

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  15. I have never tried shapewear, mostly because the cost, but have many times wanted to. definitely looking for those boyshorts though!

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  16. Oh, I'd love new shapewear! Thanks for the giveaway!

    shanahattis at gmail dot com

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  17. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/shertz1981/status/266522132245274625

    shanahattis at gmail dot com

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  18. Just about every time I have to put on a fancy or semi-fancy dress I wish I was wearing shapewear. ESPECIALLY since having my daughter.

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  19. Tweeted https://twitter.com/bybreenah/status/266548262905987072

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  20. I wish I had been wearing shapewear on a night out in the city I had with friends recently. It would have made my outfit more flattering.
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  21. tweet
    https://twitter.com/kellysaver/status/266596504762990592

    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  22. I wish I'd been wearing shapewear at the last military ball I went to with my husband. I'm older than the enlisted soldiers' spouses, and I hate feeling like the grandma in the room when I'm only 32. Plus, as an officer's wife, looking put together is pretty important. I'm not sure if I would have *looked* much different, but I would have felt a lot more confident.

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  23. When I was the matron of honor at my friends' vows, I wish I'd had these shapers to help. I remember I picked something frumpy and over-sized because I didn't feel I looked good in my 'nice' clothes due to pregnancy.

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  24. I could use shapewear under all my clothes post pregnancy now that nothing seems to fit right!

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  25. such a cute look!:)
    xx Kate

    http://style-department.blogspot.com

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  26. I went to a business dinner a few years back and the dress I wore, definitely needed shapewear.
    Didn't look too bad, but I was not comfortable the entire night.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  27. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/267334162317451267
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  28. I wish I had been wearing shapewear when I went to happy hour last night. It would have reminded me to eat less!!

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  29. yes! can we wear these when we are pregnant? because im in that weird stage where you cant tell if im pregnant or just chubby! lol

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  30. tweet

    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/267990348058484736

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  31. Always looking for non-pinchy underwear. Yay!

    sara [dot] yood [at] gmail [dot] com

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  32. shapewear would be great for post-baby date nights
    thismomwins@gmail.com

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  33. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thismomwins2/status/268125134408253440

    thismomwins@gmail.com

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  34. 2 months after I had a baby I spoke in church. I really wish I would have worn some. Looking back. I didn't look so great! amypugmire@live.com

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  35. tweet. amypugmire@live.com
    https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/268141767751241728

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  36. I wish I had been wearing shapewear at a wedding I attended recently! My dress was slim but not tight and a little bit of slimming shapewear would have been great!

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  37. I pretty much wish I was wearing shape wear all of the time!!! I think I will want to wear it on my first cruise this December. Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  38. Basically every day that it's hot and humid outside and I'm wearing a skirt, I wish I was wearing shapewear of the thigh slimming variety. I have also never found a shapewear slip that didn't completely suck, so you have me pretty intrigued here (I thought I was the only one who ended up with the stupid thing bunched around my waist and therefore shaping NOTHING).

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  39. I didn't wear shape wear at my wedding, DUH!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  40. https://twitter.com/channynn/status/269143347539615745

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  41. I once went to a wedding and wore a very slinky dress. I was pretty young and fit at the time but shapewear certainly would have enhanced my assets.

    onefrugalgirl at gmail dot com

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  42. At my high school reunion!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  43. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/269990594829504513
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  44. When I had to go to a friend's wedding after having a baby.
    mom22girlz at ymail dot com

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  45. tweeted https://twitter.com/mom22girlz/status/270368718486388736

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  46. My Hubby’s Company Christmas Party
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  47. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/270576989889507328
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  48. Anytime there are/were pictures involved!

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  49. tweet https://twitter.com/BBirdie2/status/271113063091027968

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  50. My daughters wedding. My dress was just a tad snug and some great shapewear would have solved that issue by smoothing my torso.

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  51. In my favorite dress attending our 1st grandchild's High School Graduation. Menopause is taking over the tummy area.

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  52. I know I will be needing shapewear after my baby is born! :)

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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  53. I wish I had been wearing shapewear, post-baby at my son's Kindergarten Graduation. I was wearing this really cute jersey wrap-dress, but when I passed a window at the school I realized that I looked like a Shar-pei in a dress.

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  54. when we baptized my son in 1991.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  55. when i attended a wedding

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. i tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/272917852204453888

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  57. I tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/272917852204453888

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  58. hm....It was when I attend the highschool reunion party with a tight dress! How I wish to go back in time!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  59. tweeted:https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/272982001995362305

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  60. I wish I wore shapewear when I returned to work after having my son!
    Thanks for the cool giveaway!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  61. tweet--https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/273435160576405504

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  62. Around the holiday season when it's tough to keep my weight down.

    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  63. tweeted

    https://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/274823225148596224

    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  64. I need to be wearing them all the time. Great giveaway!

    marybug2@yahoo.com

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  65. I also tweeted here

    https://twitter.com/marybug2/status/274885016759197696

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  66. I could of used Jockey every time I got married! LOL!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  67. Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/275264187779923969

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  68. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/sassycat88/statuses/275455749860245505


    whitneybellows88 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  69. I tweeted:


    http://twitter.com/sassycat88/statuses/275455749860245505


    whitneybellows88 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  70. Every time I see a picture of myself I wish I had been wearing shapewear.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  71. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/276220466400731136

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  72. uh is every day too obvious? LOL if they came in my size and were comfy, I would love something to smooth out all the bumps on my butt! LOL
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  73. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/276339054084239360
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  74. Any time I go out I wish I was wearing shapewear, but I haven't found nay that are comfortable enough yet, These look like they are!

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  75. A single time? No... Multiple times? Yes! How's about every body-shot photograph of me from age 23 & up?! =)

    Your post reminded me... I only wish I looked that good in my photos. Usually when I display one, it's YEARS old.

    kytah00@yahoo.com

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  76. My tweet! https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/276543571916644352

    kytah00(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. I wish I had been wearing shapewear during our last family photos, I was a lumpy mess!

    tannawings at gmail dot com

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  78. https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/276565318808256512
    tweet



    tannawings at gmail dot com

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  79. I wish I had been wearing Shapwear when I ran into my "crush" at the mall
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  80. i wish I was wearing shapewear when I was just getting to know my husband! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  81. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/276738759100338176
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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